3910 Kilgore Memorial Drive
Birmingham, AL 35210
Phone: (205) 956-4100
Fax: (205) 956-0906
3910 Kilgore Memorial Drive, Birmingham, AL, US, 35210
- Phone: (205) 956-4100
- Fax: (205) 956-0906
If you wish to see Alabama in a different way, consider taking a ride on a hot air balloon. Air Alabama is the only hot air ballooning company in the Birmingham, Alabama area. They offer hot air balloon passenger flights as well as special occasion flights. Sunrise - their a 90,000 cubic balloon and Enlightened - a 77,00 cubic feet accommodates a pilot and up to three passengers. Each flight is over an hour, with views of the Alabama landscape. Considering a career in aviation? Air Alabama offers hot air balloon pilot training. Reservations are required. Passenger flights are price at $200.00 per person. - Terah Shelton
This outstanding nature center situated on the site of an iron ore mine was closed in the 1950s and reopened as a nature refuge in the 1970s. Visitors to this mid-city refuge can explore the former quarries and ore crushers, hike 10 miles of trails, watch hawks soar, study rock formations and enjoy the wildflowers and wildlife.
Birmingham's warm climate ensures that something is always blooming at the Botanical Gardens. Enjoy spring azaleas, summer roses, fall leaves and winter camellias as you tour the extensive grounds. Or, step inside the Southeast's largest clear-span glass greenhouse to enjoy orchids and other tropicals. Visit the Japanese Tea House and Garden and the Southern Living Garden, plus vegetable, fern, iris and other special gardens. Other attractions include the Gatehouse Gift Shop, a café and a library. Lectures, demonstrations, concerts and other events occur almost daily; inquire for a schedule. Admission is free. All paths are wheelchair and stroller-accessible.
See more than 1000 different animal species from around the globe, from the Siberian tiger to the San Esteban Island chuckwalla. Of course, there are lions, tigers and bears, as well as giraffes, geckos, a white rhinoceros and gorillas. If your feet get tired, hop aboard the Zoo Express Train. ZooSnoozes, their overnight camping program, is available by reservation. Also, check out the zoo's many classes, which are fit for visitors of all ages.
Since 1907, this historic building's ovens have been roasting thousands of pounds of peanuts for sports stadiums across the South, grocery stores and hungry passersby. Try a bag of hot, freshly roasted goober peas. You can purchase 30-pound boxes or even a whole truckload.
With seating for over 19,000, the BJCC Arena is nothing short of impressive. The arena has an open-beam ceiling, making it an ideal venue for major events like the Southeastern Conference, Sunbelt Conference and NCAA's Mens' Football Tournament. Top artists hold concerts at this arena, and events like the Barnum & Bailey Circus have even made cameos here. Home to the Birmingham Steeldogs, the BJCC Arena is equipped with lighting, sound, scoreboard, video production and telecommunication facilities.
You may have come across the hand drawings of these creatures on Egyptian walls. Now you can catch them in live action at the Birmingham Race Course. Watch these graceful animals chase on the race grounds. If you grow fond of them you can even adopt an ex-racing greyhound, with the help of Greyhound Pets of America organization. Check the website for details and the schedule of events.
Kelly Ingram Park is a beautiful treasure trove of sculptures standing on the green. Formerly known as the West Park, it is located just opposite the Baptist Church. Bound by 5th and 6th Avenues North and 16th and 17th Streets, the park served as the staging ground for much of the Civil Rights Movement and contains many commemorative sculptures of heroes who fought for racial equality during that time. Kelly Ingram Park is now a place to come and participate in the festivals and programs that take place throughout the year.
Located on the campus of Samford University, Pete Hanna Center is one of the largest multi purpose arenas in Birmingham. With a seating capacity of 5000, it is home to the Bulldogs Basketball team of the Samford University. This 132,000 square foot facility also includes a training room, fitness center and a seminar room. Pete Hanna Center hosts quite a many Sports events, hence when around call and book your tickets to get that adrenaline rush from your favorite game.
Opened in 1958 in honor of F. Page Seibert, Seibert Stadium is a 6,700-seat all-encompassing facility situated in the Samford University. This stadium boasts of a dynamic acoustic and sound systems which create a unique ambiance for the spectators. In the past, this stadium has staged some unforgettable football tournaments, and has also witnessed a thrilling crowd of 11,189 who were excited to watch Steve McNair and Alcorn State live in action in a 1994 match. Home to the Samford University Bulldogs college football team, this stadium also hosts various cultural and social events. Undoubtedly the most renowned stadium of Birmingham.
This golf club dates back to 1991 when it had a humble 150 charter membership. Today, the Greystone Golf & Country Club stands tall as the first 36-hole golf club in Alabama, with a record 1000 equity members to its credit. Originally envisaged by the Daniel Corporation, the club has only been expanding since its inception. Placed in the top 100 golf communities in the U.S, the club has state of the art facilities and also houses the famous Hank Johnson Golfers School. The well-manicured greens of the Founders Golf Club promises to offer you a great game. Built on a vast 540 yards stretch of land, the Legacy Golf Course is equipped with a number of bunkers and tee holes and is famous for holding the PGA Tournaments too.
Legion Field has seen countless football matches--professional, college, and otherwise. This world-class football stadium is home to the University of Alabama Blazers, and the grass field has seen lots of action in its 68 years. In 1927, the field was named in honor of the American Legion and stands as a testament to those who gave their lives for their country.